Virgo Horoscope

23 Aug - 22 Sep

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August 2020

There is a lot more movement and a lot less pressure this month and this means there will be more confidence and also more variety. Venus and Mercury, the planets that rule the head and heart are both recovering from retrograde phases, with Venus making her first shift in four months and Mercury not only making his first shift since May but spending time in three areas of your chart this month. As Mercury is your ruling planet and the speed that he moves through the heavens is key to the mental variety you crave, is reason enough to make this a good month. Mercury will start the month in your friendship sector, wrapping up a visit that began in May but which has given you time to make personal and professional networking a priority. This has also been good news for your relationships, for they have been able to work with the planet of communication's friendly aspect to both planets in your relationship sector. On 5th August Mercury will join the Sun in a reflective part of your chart, helping with the wind down of your old solar year. However, stalled for so long Mercury is ready to move on and just 15 days later will become the first planet to return to Virgo this year on 20th August. This is a chance to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open before the Sun returns to begin your birthday month and new solar year on 23rd August. Meanwhile, Venus will finally wrap up a four month visit to your career sector on 8th August, before returning to take up from where Mercury left off in your friendship sector. However, a Full Moon in your work sector on 4th August, a month after Saturn left and just as Juno is spending her last full month in your income sector, could be a trigger or a catalyst across the income, work and career fronts.


Week beginning Monday 3rd of August 2020

There is a lot of noise in the early part of the week, with a need to factor in a busy and at times complicated few days. This is partly due to Tuesday's Full Moon in your work sector, something that will always be a mixed blessing but this time is heavily weighted towards the positive. This is a Full Moon that will always fall during the month long wind down of your old solar year and a clash with the Sun can create some work tension or job pressure. However, halfway between the Sun's last visit to your work sector and the next, this can give work and job matters a much needed push. The difference this year is that Saturn only left a month before and with Venus leaving your career sector over the weekend, this can act as a trigger for a lot of unfinished business and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. The danger is not from any work tension or job pressure and more from how easy it will be to ignore the reminders to pace yourself.


Monday 3rd of August 2020

While there is some pressure on Mercury during the planet of communication's final two days in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, with an exceptionally long visit coming to a close this can guard against complacency. This is pushing you to make the time to connect and where in the past you did have time to reschedule to make the most of his final days here. With people to see and places to go, you might be feeling the pressure of having to be too many things for too many people.

About Virgo

Information about your birth sign


Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac, ruled by the planet Mercury. Virgo is the second sign ruled by this dualistic God, who also rules over Gemini, where his energy is expressed through the element of air and the mind.

In the earth sign of Virgo, Mercury becomes more discerning and critical about what he has learned, applying astute attention to detail and striving for perfection. Through your sign he offers himself in service to the earth, in artistic, practical, material and mundane ways.

You are one of the humble workers of the zodiac and you don't mind rolling up your sleeves and getting on with it. You'll do it neatly and with exactitude, because that is your way. You have an innate sense of order and a keen eye for precision and you take satisfaction in doing what you do, to the very best of your ability.

You are something of a perfectionist and you often strive for purity. This gives you a more than passing interest in health and hygiene, as well as a desire for cleanliness. It's not a foregone conclusion whether or not your immediate surroundings are neat, clean and ordered, but you'd definitely like them to be!

You sign is a mutable, restless, nervous and changeable one. The ruler of Virgo was a God with wings on his feet, so your restless spirit needs some change and variety in your working day and in your life.

As an earth sign, you're very much at home with mother nature and at times you can do a very good impersonation of her too!

There are many Virgo's who are secretly the power behind a throne. Your sign and your nature are known to be introverted. You're naturally shy and retiring, so you're quite happy to work behind the scenes, and let someone else have the praise or attention.

The Virgo instinct is to be useful, and you seem to never tire of helping others, personally or professionally. Virgo doctors and nurses abound, also medical herbalists, nutritionists, dietitians, therapists and alternative therapists. If we don't find you in one of those professions, you're sure to be knowledgeable in at least one of those areas.

With your keen observation skills and fine attention to small detail, you can also excel in the arts, putting something of beauty into earthly form is an expression of Virgo, as is any craft where you make something beautiful or useful with your hands. Everything you do will show your love of order and symmetry, even your handwriting, which is probably neat.

You get along best with the other quiet, humble and introverted signs like your good self. Those are the earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, and the water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

If Mercury was not in the same sign as the Sun when you were born, this will modify the experience and expression of your Virgo energy. If you'd like to know more about your horoscope, one of our astrologers will be happy to help. You're always helping others, it might be good to allow someone to help you for a change!